Safety Locking Gas Strut with Shroud – Econoloc

Our safety shroud gas struts eliminate the need for separate safety rods. They positively lock when fully extended, protecting the operator from potential injury in the event of overload or misuse. The shroud must be actively pressed to release the lock and ensures safety.

What does Safety Locking Gas Strut with Shroud do? 

A gas spring with a shroud eliminates the need for separate safety rods in critical lift assist applications. They positively lock when fully extended, protecting the operator from potential injury in the event of overload or misuse.  

Simple to use, they operate automatically. When the gas spring is fully extended, a spring-loaded locking shroud moves into place, preventing the gas spring from compressing. The shroud is manually released by applying thumb pressure to the designated area of the lock, allowing the gas spring to compress in a controlled manner.  

The locking shroud is finished with the same epoxy coating as the gas spring body, providing excellent corrosion resistance. A guide inside the shroud prevents scratching of the gas spring cylinder.  

The Econoloc range of gas springs combine superior quality with the added safety feature required in many heavy-duty applications, such as trucks, construction machinery, switch gear and agricultural equipment. Eliminates the need for separate safety rods in critical lift-assist operations. 

 

Gas Strut Size Stroke (Rod) Length Min / Max
(in 5mm increments)
Tube Length Min / Max

(in 1mm increments)

Force Min / Max

(in 5N increments)

Thread Type
8-18 70-300 105-580 100-850 M6 x 1.0
10-23 100-400 140-580 150-1200 M8 x 1.25
14-28 100-500 155-580 200-2500 M10 x 1.5


What are the key benefits of 
the safety locking gas struts with shroud?
 

  • Safe and easy to use 
  • Self-contained unit 
  • Maintenance free
  • Operates automatically 


How does
 a safety locking gas struts with a shroud work?
 

The Econoloc is manually released by applying thumb pressure to the designated area of the safety locking shroud, allowing the gas spring to compress in a controlled manner.  

The locking shroud is finished with the same coating as the gas spring body, providing excellent corrosion resistance. A guide inside the shroud prevents scratching of the gas spring cylinder. 

 

Will it work for my requirements? 

We offer a bespoke service, and our team of experienced engineers will work with you to provide gas spring solutions, even if it is outside the standard type and sizes.   

We pride ourself on our service to customers, with design engineers on hand to work with you using the latest CAD/CAE techniques. Recognising that no two applications are the same, we provide engineered solutions to meet your exact requirements. 

Our products page has more information about the various range of solutions that we provide. 

Talk to one of our team on +44 (0)116 274 3600 or fill in the Contact Us form and we will get back to you. 

 

What sizes do you offer? 

Gas springs are commonly referred to by their size. The three sizes for the Safety Locking Gas Strut with Shroud Econoloc are 8-18, 10-23 and 14-28. The sizes directly relate to the diameter of the rod and the tube, for example an 8-18 will have a rod diameter of 8mm and a tube diameter of 18mm. 

We also offer a wide range of bespoke sizes depending on your requirements. 

 

What options are available? 

  • Tube lengths available in 1mm increments 
  • Shroud length available in 5mm increments 
  • Force settings in 5N increments 
  • Valve to allow for downward force adjustment  
  • Slow, Regular or Fast Extension speeds 
  • Light, Regular or Heavy Damping 
  • Damping zone and k-factor (spring rate) adjustment 
  • Oil chamber / rod-up mounting options 
  • Array of end fittings 

A single safety locking gas struts with a shroudEconoloc should be used in conjunction with a Fixed Force Compression Gas Struts – Swift and Sure. 

“When you choose Camloc, you are not just buying a gas spring, you are buying exceptional reliability and certainty, from design to smooth operation.”

 

Michael Speckhardt, Managing Director at T&S Systems

 

How does Camloc operate? 

Continuous investment in our staff and the latest hardware keeps us at the forefront of our industry, ensuring we continuously adopt the latest manufacturing processes from our facility, and we successfully problem-solve for our customers. We continue to enhance and evolve our production processes using lean manufacturing methods, something we have been doing since 2001. 

We deliver high-quality products that cover a wide range of industry sectors, across the UK, USA, Europe and around the world. 

Get in touch via our Contact Form or call us on +44 (0)116 274 3600 

To access more information on installing, maintaining and technical data about gas spring, damper and motion control solutions – head to our Help Centre.

 

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